A bear in California decided to start its Fourth of July celebration a few days early by pre-partying in a stranger’s backyard.
On Friday, Mark Hough was fixing to beat the summer heat with a margarita on his lush Altadena property when he heard a noise, KABC-TV and the Associated Press report. At first, he dismissed it as likely his neighbor moving around next door. But when it intensified, he got up to investigate and saw a bear climbing over his fence.
Hough took a video of his uninvited guest, who was clearly on the prowl for more than the usual honey, porridge or some much-needed pants. In the edited video above, you can see the bear bopping around in Hough’s unheated Jacuzzi while dogs bark in the background.
After the party animal took a dip, Hough said it knocked over the margarita he’d left behind when he scuttled indoors and lapped it all up.
Later in the day, Hough was chatting with a neighbor when he spotted the bear taking a siesta in a nearby tree. MORE